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Nov 11, 2012 11:00pm EST
are elected officials, people from congress. but it is not true in many cases. the power lies with corporations and corporations and the corporate interests and the lobbyists they buy. i was almost as surprised by anybody to see the report that i was the most frequent visitor to the white house during the health reform debate. it was important to keep expressing the hospital's position. >> it is an experience world to live in, in terms of getting your voice heard in washington, d.c. >> how powerful are lobbyists in the health care system? [laughter] infinitely. >> why did the head of the hospital association speak to you? >> they wanted to give their perspective, and we wanted the perspective of lobbyists. i don't think he's a bad guy at all. i think he's just doing his job. his job is to advocate on behalf of hospitals, and that's the way our system is set up. >> shannon bradley laughed about the money thing. $1.1 billion. what did the health industry get for that $1.1 billion? >> the insurance industry got a bill that did not have a mub option and got a bill that was essenti
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